This advanced course on using the
Text Encoding Initiative
will concentrate on encoding old texts, in particular how to include
and describe facsimiles in digital editions and how to encode their
various transcriptions in TEI, to produce so called text-critical
editions. In encoding such editions a number of problems need to be
addressed, such as the use of non-standard characters, interlinking of
transcriptions, encoding of the text-critical apparatus, crossing
hierarchies, etc. The course will introduce the TEI Guidelines Version
P5 modules for manuscript description, representation of primary
sources, and critical apparatus, as well as relevant elements of other
modules, and show how to apply them for use on old texts. Lectures are
accompanied by hands-on sessions. The course should enable students to
understand, produce, and use TEI encoded texts comprising facsimiles,
transcriptions and text-critical apparatus.
Assesment and Due Dates
The course score is computed on the basis of:
- Assignments (30%): two assignments, to be handed in one, max. two weeks after receiving the assignment.
- Project (70%): composed of the practical work + written report,
formatted as a usual conference paper. The project work is
to be presented at the last lecture (15.1.2010) and the
report handed in by the end of the term (1.2.2007), at the latest.
The course materials use the following sources:
Thanks to all the people who have put work in preparing the above materias,
and special thanks for making them available on the web and
allowing others to teach by them!